Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Homemade Yogurt

In my adventures of crunchiness, I've abandon many pre-boxed and pre-made food items such as pancake mix, boxed cakes, bagged cookies... I also bread my own chicken nuggets and make my own bread crumbs... little things like that.

Today I am trying my hand at making my own yogurt and if all goes well I will be splitting the batch with my neighbour (who my husband has affectionately nicknamed "Hippy"). And then she will buy the supplies to make the next batch. Like a mini yogurt co-op. "Hippy" and her son also share the investment, work and bounty of the veggie garden. It's fun!

I'm using a tutorial found on A Year of Slow Cooking

I don't usually buy organic milk, unfortunately. It costs $6.60 for 2L, compared to $3 for local non-organic milk. I haven't yet been able to justify this added expense. But if this yogurt recipe works, even with the more expensive milk it will still be a money saver for the amount it makes.

All told, the recipe is supposed to take around 14 hours. So I've started today, about an hour ago.




  1. I can't wait to see how it turns out! I've been wanting to do this since my son eats SO much yogurt I'm so tired of buying it

  2. Hi! I was wondering if you have access to some raw milk. I buy some from a local organic farm here and I think I may have to try making my own yogurt. You have inspired me! Thanks for posting this.

    Beth (AKA sweetmonkey on